Caterpillar, Inc. Heat Treat Specialist Trainee in East Peoria, Illinois

For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.011 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.**

Job Summary:

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn a specialized skill within a manufacturing environment? Caterpillar in East Peoria, IL is looking to train new employees with that desire to become our next employees in Heat Treat.

The Metal Treating Specialist Trainee program is a paid program designed to provide a unique learning experience for highly motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing and learning new skills. Positions are available on 2ndand 3rdshift after training on 1stshift for 4-6 weeks at the facility.

Upon completion of the program, individuals will be responsible for:

· Set up, operation and adjustment heat-treat equipment to perform carburizing, cycle annealing and die quenching of gears

Physical Qualifications (With or Without Accommodation)

  • Will work in environment that has extreme temperatures

  • Work in environment with frequently changing temperatures

  • Stand for a minimum of 8 hour shifts

  • Frequent walking, bending, reaching

  • Occasional stooping, crouching, and climbing

  • Repetitive grasping, pushing, pulling rotating

  • Required Personal Protective Equipment: hearing protection, safety glasses, steel toed/metatarsal foot gear, and protective clothing and equipment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in in one or more of the following fields is acceptable:

o Welding/Fabrication

o Metallurgy

o Deburring

o Foundry

  • In lieu of the experience listed above, 3 years of Assembly experience is acceptable.

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Strong commitment to safety at all times

  • Excellent attitude and willingness to learn

  • Ability to work any shift

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance is not offered for this position

  • Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

  • This is a Supplemental position- minimum 40 hours per week with limited benefits available

  • Please ensure you frequently check the e-mail account you provided on your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process

Job: *Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Title: Heat Treat Specialist Trainee

Location: Illinois-East Peoria

Requisition ID: 170009TI